Try my luck No. Run. I could do just a little No. Run. Heart begs please Head screams leave How can a person possibly be one person— with the begging and the screaming? God, why?! Like a piece of paper torn in half, I am piecing the two together Now is the time for you to finally align
Glass shatters A child shouts, OOPS No-one else around to do it I must go assess the mess Inhale. Lucky me!
A boy and his mother and a jar of tomato sauce— splattered across Aisle 11
Exhale. How can I be mad at this adorable child? It was only an accident! You can tell by his face
In fact, I remember a time when I was a little boy and I broke a jar of sauce I thought I would never recover until I looked up at and saw my Grandmother— she and I were shopping together— Her eyes were wide open But she smiled
Alone in his mess. Alone in my mess. A mother smiles. A grandmother smiled.
Shaking my head— I smile— We both live on Isle 11 Not strangers. Repdigit.
Look—everything was perfectly fine until the frickin’ DJ of Aisle 8 decides the bottles of olive oil and vinegar, stacks of tuna fish and whatever weren’t put up exactly the way he does Do you know he calls us Whippersnappers?
He’s always sucking his teeth and complaining Not that song again! The store never plays one single song he isn’t dying to turn down That’s why I call him The DJ
You tell him I said “Thanks a lot” His DJ days are over! It’s about time he retires and buys a sweet place
on Isle 8
Here, I am attempting to wipe some of the dust off of my blog. Just gonna go…
Today, I received a package in the mail from my friend Jerielle. Earlier this year, she asked to buy a piece of art I made, but I was insistent that we—instead—barter. She has been making lovely “Daily Doodles” I have always adored. In the past, I have even tossed around the idea of getting a tattoo. Anyway, I sent her the doorknob piece pictured below and she—in exchange— sent me one of her doodles I have posted underneath. I just love my friends and their art and seeing their art and having a piece of his or her art in my home! Makes me SO happy and I will never stop seeing the light from the creative sides of the ones I love.
Lately, I have, undoubtedly, been neglecting my writing. But, I have been quite busy making crafts—when I am not working my day job. Do I smell a hint of change in the air, there? I sure hope so. Anyway, here are some doorknob pieces I just made for my amazing friend Cathy. She was cool enough to ask me to make 4 for her. I am often reminded of how blessed I am to have the most amazing friends in the whole world. I added a couple other things to her package before shipping it off.
I have continued to make more of my doorknob pieces. I really love making them. After realizing that I have been focusing mostly on gold lately, I wanted to do something more silver. I do love silver and here is what I came up with:
The subtle, chevron print gives it a bit of a watery, fish-like vibe (at least in person). I actually debated hanging the key from a fishing line and hook and possibly adding other similar embellishments.
After my weekend plans out-of-town were canceled, it was comforting to know I had MANY constructive things to do (TCB) at home. Consequently, the wall has received another treasure.